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foliage


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foliage  \Fo"li*age\,  n.  [OF.  foillage  fueillage  F.  feuillage 
  fr  OF  foille,  fueille  fueil,  F.  feulle  leaf,  L.  folium. 
  See  3d  {Foil},  and  cf  {Foliation},  {Filemot}.] 
  1.  Leaves,  collectively,  as  produced  or  arranged  by  nature; 
  leafage;  as  a  tree  or  forest  of  beautiful  foliage. 
 
  2.  A  cluster  of  leaves,  flowers,  and  branches;  especially, 
  the  representation  of  leaves,  flowers,  and  branches,  in 
  architecture,  intended  to  ornament  and  enrich  capitals, 
  friezes,  pediments,  etc 
 
  {Foliage  plant}  (Bot.),  any  plant  cultivated  for  the  beauty 
  of  its  leaves,  as  many  kinds  of  {Begonia}  and  {Coleus}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foliage  \Fo"li*age\,  v.  t. 
  To  adorn  with  foliage  or  the  imitation  of  foliage;  to  form 
  into  the  representation  of  leaves.  [R.]  --Drummond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foliage 
  n  1:  the  main  organ  of  photosynthesis  and  transpiration  in  higher 
  plants  [syn:  {leaf},  {leafage}] 
  2:  (architecture)  leaf-like  decoration  [syn:  {foliation}] 




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